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By Faye Bradley | December 20th, 2021
  • Restaurant
  • Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Address: 18/F,15 Middle Road,Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Open Hours: Daily, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since: November 18th, 2021
  • Phone: 3428-8342
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Ambience: Fancy

A Swish New Location: After nearly two decades in its Peking Road location, Hutong has moved to a brilliant new space. Sitting on the 18th floor of the new H Zentre, the restaurant occupies the penthouse. It also has a chic terrace to take Chinese dining to new highs.

Look & Feel: If you’ve visited Hutong before, you’ll know that it’s known for its beautiful furnishings. Plus, it incorporates Chinese craftsmanship in its design. The overall concept is quite similar to its predecessor – think glowing red lanterns, silk tassels – reminiscent of the Imperial Palace of The Forbidden City. Designer and founder of Aqua Restaurant Group David Yeo aims to capture the essence of old Peking in this lavish update.

Hutong
Photo: Hutong

On the Menu: Those who adore Hutong’s signature menu will be happy to know that it’s not changed too much, but it offers rather a refined version of its original dishes. Signature dishes include the Red Lantern crispy soft shell crab which is a photogenic feast to say the least. The mouthwatering Peking duck also remains a starlet on the menu and a must-order for all traditionalists.

There is a larger focus on dim sum dishes this time around. This means you can expect more on that front. The beef brisket xiao long bao and pan-fried mapo tofu bao offer a modern spin on classic baskets. Spice lovers can tuck into the seared scallop pi xian soba noodles that have just the right amount of peppercorn kick. And for dessert, expect a Chinese update on western sweets like the homemade tofu panna cotta and oolong ice cream.

Jeng: Besides the incredible views, scrumptious food and top-notch service, the terrace itself is a showstopper too. Guests can stop by at The Apothecary Bar at the entrance too. This leads to the outdoor terrace perfect for pre-dinner drinks.

Not So Jeng: There’s not much to fault with the new opening – it does have 18 years of experience under its belt. But if we had to pick one thing, then probably the cocktails, which were a bit sweet for our liking. Nonetheless, we think that you deserve a glass of bubbly to match that view.

Great For: A fancy, decadent night out.

FYI: If you want to try it all, there’s a weekend Feng Wei Brunch that features traditional acts and workshops. We’re talking dim sum demos and artistic performances to provide fun for the whole family.

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This writeup was based on a complimentary media tasting.